While looking at Obama’s chart the other day, I realized his moon is in Gemini, not Taurus as I had thought. Hmm. That’s an astrological Freudian slip on my part and worthy of exploration.
Obama’s sun is in Leo, a fixed fire sign, represented by the lion, the king of the jungle. Leos have strong egos and are natural leaders because of their preternatural belief in themselves. Taurus is also a fixed sign, an earthy one, which would have added more stubbornness to an already fixed sign and also a little sensuality and groundedness. The story that Obama always tells where Michelle asks him to stop on the way home for milk (or was it bread?) sounded plausible with a Taurus moon kind of guy. Not so much with a Gemini moon kind of guy. With moon in Taurus, you ask him to bring milk home because this earth sign likes to eat. With moon in Gemini, you ask him to bring milk home so that he actually comes home.
Using 8/4/61 with a birth time of 7:24 pm in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama has an Aquarius rising and moon in Gemini. The natal Leo sun is in the 6th house with Saturn and Jupiter in the 12th (in Capricorn and Aquarius, respectively). The first sense I have of this chart is that Obama has to work harder than he’d like and often finds himself in positions beneath what he feels he deserves.
The 6th house relates to work, service, health and pets. The house is ruled by Virgo, a sign I believe has a fragile ego because big egos and service are not compatible. Now put a sign like Leo in the 6th house and you have an inherent problem. Leo is about royalty, not service. He could, of course, be very proud of being of service. Even though I know he’s President of the United States, I still get the sense he feels he’s not getting the full ego-benefits of this position, for whatever reason.
Saturn in the 12th house signifies, to me, the loss of a father or father figure. Father figures relate to archetypes of authority and I find those born during the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn tend to have issues with authority and established religions. Buried deep in Obama’s 12th house, this conjunction suggests to me that Obama is a rebel with issues regarding authority. What I mean by issues with authority is an inability to respect anyone in a position of authority simply because they are in authority.
Now onto Moon in Gemini, the subject that brought you this blog today. As I’ve mentioned in past blogs, the American electorate has never been too fond of Geminis, those political wafflers. Gemini is a mutual air sign known for its intellect, curiosity and constant need for mental stimulation. Obama’s Gemini moon is in the 4th house signifying a great emotional restlessness. Gemini, the sign of the twins, is often seen as having more than one personality because of Gemini’s ability to see all sides of a situation. Because of this ability and the ability to talk persuasively, Gemini is also associated with con artists. Gemini is unpredictable and changeable, something the American public appears to dislike.
The moon in Gemini squares Obama’s Pluto in Virgo in the 7th house. I consider the moon/Pluto square to be the mark of a politician. Pluto is the planet of transformation and the moon is the “planet” that represents our emotional reactive nature. Pluto square moon suggests a controlling person, and someone who is or has been controlled by a female, probably the mother.
In summary, Obama is a more complicated person than he appears. He is not simply a family man who decided to go into politics. He is a man deeply embedded in authority and power structures. Obama is a rebel who worked to be in control. He is clever and knows what he’s doing, every inch of the way. More power to him, as they say.
Uranus, the great awakener, has just moved into Aries and into Obama’s second house, the house of values and property. Uranus will be making positive aspects to his sun and moon, energizing him. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I think Obama will be seeking some sort of financial independence, possibly kicking someone off of the payroll. It appears to be in his personal life, not political life. It will be a good thing for him, something that will make him feel free.
Neptune will be moving into Pisces, further away from Obama’s Aquarius ascendant, but still in the 1st house. Aquarius, the rebel, will be replaced with Pisces, the savior. I suspect that Obama will either become more spiritual or will bring some sort of spirituality into the public sphere. He needs to be careful who he trusts, obvious advice for a politician of course, but still relevant to Obama as an individual.
Pluto is still transiting Obama’s 11th house, the house of friends, associations and groups. Pluto will stay in that house throughout Obama’s presidency, one or two terms. It will leave Obama’s 11th house and enter the 12th around 2016, the time when a two-term presidency would end. At that time, Obama will begin dealing with those hidden authority issues. Maybe after being one of the top authority figures on the planet, Obama will explore what it really meant to have power.